U.S. warns that Best Buy sold some recalled products

  • Article by: KAVITA KUMAR , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 26, 2014 - 6:43 AM

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and company alert customers about cameras, TVs, chairs and appliances.

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Best Buy Co. continued to sell or resell 10 products after they had been recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

On Thursday, the agency put out an alert, in conjunction with the Richfield-based retailer, warning customers to stop using the products, which had been recalled in 2012 and 2013.

While it is illegal for a retailer to sell a recalled item, the agency said the number of items Best Buy sold after they were recalled was about 200. But that number does not include an undetermined number of recalled digital cameras that also were sold.

“We regret that any products within the scope of a recall were not removed entirely from our shelves and other sales channels,” Best Buy spokesman Jeff Shelman said in a prepared statement. “While the number of items accidentally sold was small, even one is too many and we are taking steps to help prevent such issues from reoccurring.”

The 10 products were sold or resold by Best Buy or one of its other properties, including Magnolia stores, as well as liquidators Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom and TechLiquidators.

The recalled items are: Canon EOS Rebel T4i digital camera, Coby televisions, Definitive Technology SuperCube 2000 subwoofers, GE dishwashers, Gree dehumidifiers, iSi North America Twist’n Sparkle beverage carbonation systems, LG Electronics electric ranges, LG Electronics gas dryers, Samsonite dual-wattage travel converters and Sauder Woodworking Co. Gruga office chairs.

The commission said hazards from the products include fire, burn, shock, expelled parts, falls and skin irritation. Consumers can get a refund, replacement or repair for the items.

For more information, contact Best Buy’s recall hot line at 1-800-566-7498 or go to Safety Commission’s website: www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls.

 

Kavita Kumar • 612-673-4113

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